announcer 2: the newly elected 115th congress comes in tuesday, january 3. watch our coverage on c-span. here is one of the new members to be sworn in, republican francis rooney, who will represent part of florida's gulf coast. representative elect francis rooney, supporting republicans in florida, tell us what you were doing before you decided to run. francis rooney: i never thought i would run for public office. i have been mostly in the foreign policy area, but i am so what has about happened to our country in the last eight years that when kirk lawson quite unexpectedly decided not to seek reelection, my wife and i talked about it and decided maybe i could do better there than the writing and criticizing of the president obama's policies that i've been trying to do effectively the last eight years.